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Drop the Fatitude and Get a Winning Attitude!

Change Your Thoughts to Win the Weight-Loss Game


    I'm turning my fatitude into a slimitude! Great article! - 7/14/2009 3:30:46 PM
  • Wow, great article.... I see myself in every point at some time in my journey. - 7/14/2009 1:42:30 PM
  • I liked... You are an “experiment of one” when it comes to figuring out what will work for you, and you’re the one running the experiment... To me it means that although we are the same ( human) we are each unique and have control over the actions that we take...I'm enjoying trying to figure out what works for me.
    - 7/14/2009 1:31:15 PM
  • KIMMERS1962
    I loved this article! I was beating myself up (pretty badly) in regards to gaining 2 pounds while my husband was on vacation. Today was my weigh in day and I lost 4 pounds!

    I am printing out this article so I will have it to help me remember to quit beating myself up. Take the good, bad, ugly and beautiful and learn from them. Move forward one day at a time. Thank you! - 7/14/2009 1:24:49 PM
  • As I read this article, I thought about myself and ask I had to ask myself what has changed this time vs all those other weight loss times. What has changed is my attitude. I have good days, GREAT DAYS and bad days. I have learned to just start with where I am at after a bad day and continue to move forward. I no longer beat myself up over a mis-step. I don't berrate myself for eating something I should not have.

    I take responsiblity for my decisions of what I put in my mouth. It's amazing the freedom a person has when they take ownership of their own weightloss journey.

    Thanks for the article!!!! - 7/14/2009 1:12:21 PM
  • What an awesome article!!! Extremely helpful!!
    Thanks, Coach Dean.

    God Bless!!
    Diana - 7/14/2009 1:00:47 PM
    Hi Coach Dean,
    It's good to see you posting new articles, as always you provide information that is reflective and uplifting. Thanks for reminding me that I may not have all of these fatitude's, but some come in to play.

    Thanks again,
    Christie - 7/14/2009 12:49:48 PM
  • Absolutely right on as usual, Coach Dean! Thank you! - 7/14/2009 12:24:05 PM
  • oh my goodness do I see myself in some of your comments! thanx for the pep talk! - 7/14/2009 10:46:10 AM
  • This was a great article. I can already think of many people who need to read it, since the 'all or nothing' reasoning, and the 'they made me eat that' reasoning are very common. I like the nonjudgmental way you were able to explain things. It will probably work better than "What did they do to "make" you eat that baklava, put a gun to your head?". - 7/14/2009 9:58:24 AM
    Reading this article was perfect timing for me this morning. It helps to put what I have to do each day in perspective and makes me realize how much I've pushed "me" time aside for way too long. My favorite portion of the article is this. "The more you view your own behavior or decisions as being dictated by other people or circumstances, the more you give up the power to make your own decisions. The longer you wait for other people to change their ways to make things easier for you, the longer it will take you to reach your goals." So true. Thank you and I look forward to future articles. - 7/14/2009 9:21:10 AM
  • Thanks coach Dean, a fantastic article, and it shows me i'm on the right track. I'm sorry i didn't know about this site years ago, it's great in motivating and helping us.
    Again, thank you. - 7/14/2009 8:52:15 AM
  • Another great article, Coach Dean!

    I can see I'm making progress in some of my "fatitudes." I'm encouraged! - 7/14/2009 8:48:44 AM
  • GREAT article - something I really needed to read right now! - 7/14/2009 8:39:51 AM
  • I have lost 120 pounds using Spark People so far. This article gives great and very key advice. It sums up some of what I think has changed about my thinking from earlier attempts. I believe in myself and I cut myself slack all the time. On occasion, I have even chosen to eat cupcakes or cookies, and I have not felt guilty (but I do take a walk later to balance it out). Fix the thinking, and the rest isn't really that hard. - 7/14/2009 8:39:07 AM

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